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Fossil Reptiles of Great Britain (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 10) 1995


Volume 10 of the Geological Conservation Review series, Fossil Reptiles of Great Britain, describes how reptilian evolution can be traced from Britain's fossil record and demonstrates how Britain's reptile sites can yield evidence indicating periods of extinction and diversification of the group.

This volume provides the first overview of Britain's rich heritage of fossil reptile sites and their fossil content. It describes how the 50 fossil reptile GCR sites were selected from the 500 localities considered. Full background information on the sites and the reptilian remains recovered from them is detailed. The volume also contains a fully comprehensive bibliography.

The contents of the volume include:

  • Prelims – including an introduction to the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) and the list of sites discussed in the volume.
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – British Carboniferous fossil reptile sites
  • Chapter 3 – British Permian fossil reptile sites
  • Chapter 4 – British Triassic fossil reptile sites
  • Chapter 5 – British Early Jurassic fossil reptile sites
  • Chapter 6 – British Mid Jurassic fossil reptile sites
  • Chapter 7 – British Late Jurassic fossil reptile sites
  • Chapter 8 – British Cretaceous fossil reptile sites
  • Chapter 9 – British Caenozoic fossil reptile sites
  • References, Glossary, Fossil Index & General Index

Please note: this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1995··

Benton, M.J. & Spencer, P.S. 1995. Fossil Reptiles of Great Britain. Geological Conservation Review Series No. 10, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 0 412 62040 5.

Volume 10 of the Geological Conservation Review series.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·03·07

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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